The kleptoparasitic habits of Musca albina Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Muscidae)
Musca albina is reported as kleptoparasitic on dung-rolling scarab beetles in Namibia, where female flies were observed following dung-rolling Scarabaeus damarensis and ovipositing in partially buried dung balls. This is a first record of kleptoparasitism in the Muscidae.
To cite this paper: Marshall, S.A. & Pont, A.C. 2013. The kleptoparasitic habits of Musca albina Wiedemann, 1830 (Diptera: Muscidae). African Invertebrates 54 (2): 427–430.
Published electronically: 8 October 2013